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By Hoodline - Published on September 19, 2019.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening in local government and politics, right now.

Baltimore business leaders quiet on mayor’s squeegee plan; police have logged 1,200 complaints since June

Business leaders behind an email to Baltimore City leaders complaining about ‘squeegee kids’ were silent a day after Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young unveiled his new 'Squeegee Alternative Plan."

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Court filing: Baltimore County denies police test discriminated against black applicants

Baltimore County officials deny in a new court filing that they have engaged in employment discrimination against African Americans who applied to become police officers.

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Gov. Hogan asks Frosh to pursue violent offenders in Baltimore

WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 - The effort will dovetail with high-priority warrants to be executed by state troopers.

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Baltimore challenge to Trump administration’s abortion ‘gag rule’ gets court review 

RICHMOND, Va. - A federal appeals court Wednesday debated whether the Trump administration's new restrictions on abortion referrals illegally interfere with how health care providers who receive government money interact with pregnant women. 

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City spending panel approves $7.5 million relocation of police academy to University of Baltimore

Over objections from West Baltimore lawmakers, the city’s spending panel has approved a plan to relocate the city’s police academy to the University of Baltimore campus.

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